Man charged in death of ex-wife

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- A Deer Park man has been charged with aggravated first-degree murder and sexually violating human remains in the death of his ex-wife.

Spokane County prosecutors brought the charges Thursday against 47-year-old Duane Starbuck in the death of his 42-year-old wife Chanin (sha'-nin) Starbuck.

The couple divorced in July, but were involved in legal battles over money and contempt of court claims when Chanin Starbuck's body was found Dec. 3 at her rental home in Deer Park.

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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com